Rend Lake, Jefferson County

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3/6/17 @ 9:11 PM
mby3rd
mby3rd
USER since 9/30/16

Mr Bass,

I fished Kinkaid Sunday) (March 5th) Water temp by the launch and most of the main lake was 50.  Further up Johnson Creek arm the temp got as high as 53.  PM me if you want any more info.  Fish the lake a lot.

Thanks for the info on Rend Nick!  Appreciate the insight and that is why I am on this site, to learn.

Edited on 3/6/17 9:12 PM
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3/6/17 @ 4:43 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

What's the water temp right now?  Just trying to gauge what the temps on Kinkaid and Crab Orchard are since nobody reports on those lakes.

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3/6/17 @ 8:04 AM
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

I understand your question here are some reason it isn't a problem to keep as many fish as we do.

Rend lake is a crappie factory! It has 160+ miles of shoreline and over half those miles are covered in buck brush. Buck brush makes perfect spawning habitat and then makes perfect a nursery for fry after they hatch.

The limit on rend ( 25 fish total with only 10 over 10" per person) has helped the quality of fish in the lake but there's never been a problem of not enough fish. Crappie will actually stunt themselves in any body of water without heavy fishing pressure so it's actually good to keep tons of crappie. To also help put things in perspective on average my uncle and I clean approximately 10,000 a year out of rend, that breaks down to .52 fish per acre that's less than 1 fish an acre per year.  

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. 

Edited on 3/6/17 8:05 AM
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3/4/17 @ 9:23 PM
mby3rd
mby3rd
USER since 9/30/16

I know what you are doing is legal so don't think I am judging you when I ask this question.  How long can you (and others) take 50-100 fish a day out of a body of water before the fishery is affected?  Is the natural reproduction that good?  I know Rend is a large body of water and I don't even fish it but really just interested in how it holds up to high fishing pressure.

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3/4/17 @ 4:53 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Had some fellow members out with me yesterday. We had a good day and caught our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in 10' to 14'. 


Fought the wind today but still had a productive day. We had 2 boats out my boat had 87 and the other boat had 75 nice crappie. Again on jigs in 10' to 14'. 

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3/1/17 @ 8:52 AM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fish are still biting good on jigs in 10' to 14' foot of water. Fishing drops, stumps, and stake beds. 


Got a free day to take the boss with me and she had a blast as always. 

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2/19/17 @ 5:41 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Rend lake fishing guides/ Crappie predator, has been putting the fish in the box for our clients as usual to start the year off. 375 fish for our clients in the last 3 days. We have been fishing jigs on drop offs in 10'-14' fow. Lately the best colors have been electric chicken, chartreuse, and pink pearl. Call 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob to book your trip! We have some openings the rest of this month and next but we only have a few openings left in April and May for bush fishing call now to book your trip!! 

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(618) 472-4763
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2/11/17 @ 2:51 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Yes, the crappie are still biting. Call Bob (618-231-1417) or Nick (618-472-4763) to book a trip!

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1/23/17 @ 6:11 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Last few times out have been good, all on jigs dark colors working best. Some nice sized fish 

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1/16/17 @ 10:06 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

Crappie bite is good caught limit of overs 7-10 foot deep in brush piles on jigs dark colors.

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